Each week Reaction Weekend brings you Favourite Things – interviews with interesting people about the skills, hobbies, pleasures and past times that make them who they are.

Dan Snow MBE is a historian, television presenter and author. Since 2003, he has been making history programmes for the BBC including a four part series on the rise of the British Royal Navy, 16 episodes of Battlefield Britain, with his father Peter Snow, a feature length documentary on the Battle of the Ancre in 1916 and a month long expedition down the Colorado through the Grand Canyon. He also has a regular history slot on BBC1’s One Show. Snow runs the History Hit Network, an online subscription based streaming service devoted to History documentaries and hosts the History Hit podcast.